Brakes, What do I need to know? - Newcastle Under LymeBrakes, What do I need to know?

What is the purpose of brakes? Rytec Vehicle Repairs explains....

The purpose of brakes on your vehicle is to slow and stop your vehicle. It is controlled by a foot (service brake) pedal and by a hand or parking brake.

It is important that your braking system is maintained and operating at optimum levels. It is a legal requirement that your braking system performs as intended and your brakes will be tested as part of your MOT.

Like all components, brakes and indeed braking performance deteriorate over time and because it happens gradually, many people don't notice the difference in their braking system. Having your brakes checked regularly could also save you time and money by preventing damage to other components.